Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Who's the Bigger Threat to Freedom?

Mike Gaddy had a superb article this morning on
Does the insurgent in Iraq present a greater danger to freedom than the politicians who signed The Patriot Act without reading it? Is al Qaeda to be feared more than ? the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus Is the young Iraqi soldier fighting in the streets of Baghdad more dangerous to our freedoms than the John Warner National Defense Act , which allows the State to take direct control of any and all National Guard units over the objection of state and local officials to whom they report, through the simple expedient of declaring a "public emergency"? Just exactly who is the greatest threat to our individual rights and freedoms in this country?
This reiterates my same argument I use to those warmongers who parrot the mantra that the government is sending our troops overseas to kill or be killed for the purposes of "defending our freedoms".

Sorry, people... But our own politicians are more of a threat to our liberties than some street thug running around in a third world country.


Blogger Matt said...

You make some very good points.
A problem we face is that people, on the whole, are conditioned to accept the status quo as the way life should be. Centuries of political and religious manipulation have created a society that is not as free or as equal as it may think
Best wishes with your blog.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Matt -

Thanks for stopping and commenting.


8:41 AM  

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